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Doctor insights on: Piercing And Tattoos Children And Teenagers

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Can you compare the pain of a tattoo to piercing?

Can you compare the pain of a tattoo to piercing?

More painful: Pain will be for much longer time until tattoo is completed and pain will persist for hours with soreness for days. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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If I am immunosuppressed, should I not get a tattoo or piercing?

If I am immunosuppressed, should I not get a tattoo or piercing?

No: If you are immunosuppressed then you realize that you are more succeptible to getting an infection and not having the ability for your body to fight it adequately. Placing foreign material or objects in your body sure isn't going to help. ...Read more

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Tattoo pain vs piercing pain. Are they the same?

Tattoo pain vs piercing pain. Are they the same?

Different: I can't say from first hand experience. But I have some patients who have both piercings and tattoos. They said that they feel differently. The piercing was described as sharp pain but not repetitive like the many pricks used for a tattoo. ...Read more

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If I am now allergic to body piercings will i be allergic to tattoos?

If I am now allergic to body piercings will i be allergic to tattoos?

Not necessarily: Most allergic reactions to piercings tend to be from the metal such as nickel or less commonly cobalt or gold. Adverse or allergic reactions to tattoos tend to be related to the inks that contain aluminum, iron or mercury. ...Read more

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Could getting a piercing or tattoo release pheromones?

I doubt it: I don't think pheromones are induced by tattoos or piercings. If you did either and noticing an increase in persons finding you attractive then you probably made a good choice in your tattoo or piercing. ...Read more

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How to properly clean and dry a deep navel without a piercing or a tattoo?

How deep?: How much do you weigh? If your naval is deep due to obesity, there are more than enough reasons to lose weight, hygiene of the naval being a lesser of the considerations. Otherwise cleaning the pit with a towel on your finger should be sufficient. If you have any rash, infection, discharge etc, see your doctor. A naval can be removed without any ill-effects. ...Read more

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I want a piercing when I go for my first tattoo, but i'm prone to keloids.?

I want a piercing when I go for my first tattoo, but i'm prone to keloids.?

Avoid: If you are prone to keloids, which are not predictable it is best to avoid piercing. Keloids can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


Piercing And Tattoos (Definition)

Improper sanitary procedures during piercing and tattoos can lead to serious blood borne infections such ...Read more